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Hot Topics on the Agenda for House Committee Hearing on CPSC
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2016

As previously discussed here, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Industry Perspectives on


Agency cannot retroactively terminate to reduce damages
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

An agency must use-it or lose-it under a fixed-priced contract. When an agency makes it impossible to receive a contractor's service under a


Consumer Product Recalls: Week In Review
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced ten recalls during the week of February 1, 2016. The recalls include a diverse set of


The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Employee Background Checks Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2016

What’s required before you obtain a background check on a prospective employee? And what’s required before and after you take adverse action against


House Committee to Hold Hearing on Industry Perspectives on CPSC
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

The House Energy & Commerce Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Industry Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.” The hearing


What’s the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield made of?
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 4 2016

Marvel fans know that Captain America's shield is extraordinary, but exactly what it's made of remains unknown - Vibranium? Adamantium? Unobtanium


FAA Reauthorization Bill Introduced in House
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

On February 3, 2016, Representatives Bill Schuster of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced H


The Supreme Court Upholds FERC’s Authority Over Demand Response Payments Bringing Smiles To Big Energy Users
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 4 2016

The Supreme Court, in a 6-2 landmark decision issued January 25, 2016, in FERC v. Electric Power Supply Association, upheld FERC Order No. 745 and


European Commission Announces New U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • February 2 2016

On February 2, 2016, the European Commission announced a new trans-Atlantic data transfer agreement with the United States. The EU-U.S. Privacy


Slam Dunk? Revisiting the O’Bannon opinion after the 9th Circuit denies request for rehearing en banc
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit denied a rehearing en banc in the controversial O’Bannon v. NCAA case this past December. With